Community Market Every Friday. Sign up for Preorders, CSA Shares and more
Our Summer Community Market will be happening again this Friday, from 2:30 to 6pm, and will continue throughout the summer through August 30. Shop here, shop local for produce, baked goods, flowers, prepared foods, cheeses, meats, seafood, artisanal wares, honey, children’s activities, treats, music and so much more
If you would like to learn more or would like to sign up for preorders and monthly shares, please contact JoAnne McDonough. Preorders include: Bonny Breads Sourdough Bread Subscriptions, New Entry Farms CSA Share, TGI Fungi, Contigo Kitchen’s Pre-Order Friday Night Dinner Meals, and Feather Glen Farm’s Raw Goat’s Milk.
See the latest schedule of vendors on Facebook.
Event at Waldorf High School of Massachusetts Bay: Meeting the Challenge of AI
Special event at Waldorf High School of Massachusetts Bay (160 Lexington St, Belmont, MA 02478) on Tuesday, June 18, 7:30 – 9 pm with author Nicanor Perlas.
This event is sponsored by the Anthroposophical Society in Greater Boston
$20 suggested (students & seniors $15)
Thank You for Your Help with the Running of the Gnomes Event
Thank you kindergarten parents Deann Reyes-Wangh, Hayley Beaudoin, JoAnne McDonough, Arda Cankara-Hill and staff member and parent Miriam Silva Preas, for leading the planning of the first ever Running of the Gnomes 5K Trail Race at Moraine Farm. Thank you to parent, Luke Beardslee, for helping source the food. Thank you to the many volunteers who helped map out the trail, set up, clean up, grill, prepare the food and so much more. Together we raised over $6K. We estimate about 160 people attended and over 70 people participated in the run. Thank you to Performance Food Group, Corliss Brothers Garden Center and Nursery, The Crossland Group, New Entry Sustainable Farming Project for their sponsorship and support.
Big Applause for the Talent Show Performers Last Friday
Congratulations to all the performers who participated in the Talent Show on Friday. Once again, we had amazing performances from the Waldorf community. Big thank you for Janice and Kevin Andrews for coordinating the food and to the many other volunteers that helped put on this loved event.
Dinner for Two Anywhere in the World Raffle Winner
The winner of the 2019 Dinner for Two Anywhere in the World Raffle is Brian Pletcher! Congratulations!!! Winning ticket was sold by Anita Brewer-Siljeholm, alumni parent and long-time supporter of our school.
Thank you to everyone who participated in our raffle, bought tickets, sold tickets, counted tickets and more. Together, we raised $26,500, a new record for our school! This is a great accomplishment. Big thank you to everyone.
Silk Dyeing Workshop Saturday, May 4, 9:30 am to noon
This weekend, celebrate spring with this fun, easy, hands-on workshop where you’ll learn the art of silk dyeing. Spend an hour or two with friends, learning to dye silks naturally. Each participant will dye 3 silks (like the ones we have in nursery and kindergarten) with beautiful natural colors like blue, yellow, red, and brown.
$50 workshop fee includes hands-on instruction and 3 silks. Delicious breakfast snack, coffee, and tea will be served.
Workshop will take place at the main school in the kindergarten playground.
Please RSVP to Kate Hill at firstname.lastname@example.org. Limited to 20 attendees.
Nursery and Kindergarten Outdoor Open House May 1, 1:30 to 3:00 pm
Join our Early Childhood teachers on an outdoor exploration of our Nursery and Kindergarten programs on May 1, from 1:30 to 3:00 pm.
The Moraine Farm campus offers countless nature explorations and learning experiences for the young child. The nursery and kindergarten children are immersed in the wonder of the natural world for 2 to 3 hours a day in all seasons. This outdoor open house will begin in the nursery play yard with a circle, then we will explore the field and forest. Families will have a glimpse into the joy, wonder and health giving qualities of nature based education.
Please come prepared to join us with walking shoes or hiking books, water bottles, and proper protective clothing. Strollers are not recommended as the trails can be tricky to maneuver.
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Earth Oven Restoration Project Postponed
The earth oven restoration project has been postponed until this fall. We have discovered other possibilities for this project that will take more time to plan and execute. More details to share on this soon.
Media Exposure and Our Children April 4 Summary of Event
The Campaign for a Commercial Free Childhood (CCFC) focus on researching the impact of commercialism on children, explained Josh Golin, executive director of CCFC. Starting in the mid-1980s, marketing started to be directed at our children. The CCFC, founded in 2000, advocates for companies to stop marketing directly to our children. Luckily, they have been successful in many of their efforts.
Josh showed attendees examples of the ways in which various companies have infiltrated the places where children “hang out” online (YouTube, social media) and through TV, movies and video games, and how it is all paired with consumerism, offering merchandise in strategic ways. We saw how advertising used to “speak” to parents. Now, advertisement is speaking directly to children, knowing that children are often left unsupervised while on their screens.
A Pancake and Maple Syrup Day Success. Thank you.
Thank you to everyone who came out for the Pancake Breakfast. It was awesome to see the community come together in celebration of our second successful maple sugaring season and the arrival of spring. We served over 170 people and raised $1,063 dollars!
A big thank you to some of our local grocery stores for their generous donations of goods toward the breakfast, including Market Basket, Stop & Shop, Shaws and Trader Joe’s. When asked to support this event they all responded without hesitation.
We could not have done it without the help of Valley View Farm in Topsfield. The folks there took all of our sap (over 110 gallons collected) and spent many nights in their steamy sugar shack evaporating it down to the delicious sweet syrup that we all enjoyed. If you would like some maple syrup, you can for a limited time buy 16oz for $15 at the school store. Get it while it lasts!